Joe Biden Prevented from Accessing Foreign Leaders’ Messages
US President-elect Joe Biden has been prevented from accessing messages sent to him from foreign leaders by the state department.
According to State Department officials, messages from foreign leaders started coming in over the weekend through the state department, however, they been prevented by Trump administration from being accessed, this is because Trump continues to refuse Biden’s victory.
Traditionally, The State Department supports all communications for the president-elect
However, sources say Biden’s team is in touch with foreign governments without State Department involvement, and he has held numerous calls with leaders, including Germany’s Angela Merkel and Canada’s Justin Trudeau. But they are operating without the logistical and translation support that the State Department operations center provides.
Not only is Biden being prevented from receiving calls and messages, but also, on Tuesday Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to acknowledge Biden’s victory, saying that “there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” igniting a furor and roiling diplomats.